TP 5 Speaking - Amnesty from prison
To provide fluency speaking practice in agreeing and disagreeing in the context of freeing prisoners early
To provide lexis related to prisons and phrases to agree and disagree with someone in a conversation
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Show a picture of a man leaving prison. (Page 1 Google Form) Ask the students to think for a minute about what is happening in the picture. Ask students to write their ideas on a jamboard together to quickly brainstorm ideas and also to have the Ss introduce potential useful language to help with the reading task. 1 minute Go over it quickly and give the language To free or not to free a prisoner from prison?
T asks Ss to read four short stories about individuals they may free from prison. Ss decide which one they would release and why. T says: X read number 1. S reads it. T - good, thanks I think she is guilty and must stay in prison or I think she committed a crime, but she can be released because she is not dangerous. Read the other three now. (2 minutes) (Set up break out rooms for pairs) Share your opinion to your partner. You have 5 minutes
Before you shared your opinion. Now I want you to agree or disagree with your partner's opinion. Let's look at the board (Print the following on board) Strongly agree I totally agree Definitely Agree I guess so (I) I think you’re right (F) Unsure Maybe (F) I’m not sure about that (I) Disagree I see your point, but…(F) I understand, but…(F) Strongly disagree I don’t think so (I) We’ll have to agree to disagree (F) Present the difference in meaning Strong agree two thumbs up and smile Agree one thumb Unsure wave hand Disagree one thumb down Strongly disagree two thumbs down and grumpy face Appropriacy When we agree it can normally be formal or informal. When we disagree it changes. We have polite ways of disagreeing. "We'll have to agree to disagree" Pronunciation Ask Ss: When I agree, does my voice go up or down?Show on the board with the marker how the inflection goes up with agreeing, and down with disagreeing and slightly up when unsure. Form: mention these are set phrases
S-S x 3 Ss are given three partners to use the TL with so it becomes comfortable. Instructions: You are going to go into BO rooms and share your opinions. Use the new language to show if you agree or disagree - to release or not to release! S-S go in pairs into BO rooms and share their opinion with new language, T monitors the rooms and takes down examples of good language use and areas to improve. After 5 minutes, T moves Ss to new room to discuss with new partner. Repeat move one more time.
Feeback Put three examples on board of language heard Ask Ss if they think it is correct or if there is a better way to say it. Have them identify proper phrasing or provide if they are unable. If there is time left over, ask Ss to share a strong disagreement and strong agreement sentence